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Nova Religio. 2017; 20480–93 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/nr.2017.20.4.80
Published: 01 May 2017
...Megan Goodwin In March 1997, Marshall Herff Applewhite (Do) and thirty-eight of his students made headlines when they exited their human bodies in a home in Rancho Santa Fe in San Diego County, California. While the class (as they called their group) is gone, the legacy of Heaven’s Gate remains on...
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Nova Religio. 2016; 202120–121 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/nr.2016.20.2.120
Published: 01 November 2016
...Dawn L. Hutchinson © 2016 by The Regents of the University of California 2016 Heaven’s Gate: America’s UFO Religion . By Benjamin E. Zeller . New York University Press , 2014 . xvi + 287 pages. $79.00 cloth; $26.00 paper; ebook available. Finally, Robert C. Fuller s essay...
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Nova Religio. 2013; 164135–136 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/nr.2013.16.4.135
Published: 01 May 2013
...Christopher F. Silver © 2013 by The Regents of the University of California 2013 Heaven’s Gate: Postmodernity and Popular Culture in a Suicide Group . Edited by George D. Chryssides . Ashgate , 2011 . 228 pages. $99.95 cloth . Overall, this is a welcome addition to the small body of...
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Nova Religio. 2012; 16229–46 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/nr.2012.16.2.29
Published: 01 November 2012
...Douglas FitzHenry Jones This article surveys the relationship of the Heaven's Gate movement to the cultural context of science fiction while also engaging broader issues in the retrospective account of violence in new religious movements. Against theories that see violence as the consequence of...
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Nova Religio. 2010; 14234–60 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/nr.2010.14.2.34
Published: 01 November 2010
...Benjamin E. Zeller The new religious movement popularly called Heaven's Gate emerged in the mid-1970s. This article argues that its two co-founders, Marshall Herff Applewhite (1932––1997) and Bonnie Lu Nettles (1928––1985), employed what I call extraterrestrial biblical hermeneutics in constructing...
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Nova Religio. 2006; 10275–102 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/nr.2006.10.2.75
Published: 01 November 2006
...Benjamin Ethan Zeller : This article considers the new religious movement popularly known as Heaven's Gate within the context of American religious history, focusing on its soteriology (scheme of salvation) and the place of the individual within it. I argue that this contextualization reveals a...
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Nova Religio. 2000; 41140–143 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/nr.2000.4.1.140
Published: 01 October 2000
... ©© 2000 by The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved. 2000 How the Millennium Comes Violently: From Jonestown to Heaven's Gate. By Wessinger Catherine . New York : Seven Bridges Press , 2000 . 305 pages. $22.95 paper . 140 Nova Religio action by a...
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Nova Religio. 2000; 32268–302 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/nr.2000.3.2.268
Published: 01 April 2000
...Hugh B. Urban ©© 2000 by The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved. 2000 268 Nova Religio The Devil at Heaven s Gate: Rethinking the Study of Religion in the Age of Cyber-Space Hugh B. Urban Since this is the close of the Age, the battle in the Heavens with their...
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Nova Religio. 2000; 32241–267 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/nr.2000.3.2.241
Published: 01 April 2000
...Winston Davis ©© 2000 by The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved. 2000 241 Davis: Heaven s Gate and Religious Obedience Heaven s Gate: A Study of Religious Obedience Winston Davis Whatever lives, obeys . . . he who cannot obey himself is commanded. That is the nature...
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Nova Religio. 2016; 20282–96 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/nr.2016.20.2.82
Published: 01 November 2016
..., illustrates how the paradigm is taught in textbooks on new religious movements, shows its value through the recent work of Stuart A. Wright and Susan J. Palmer, and offers a criticism of the paradigm through Benjamin E. Zeller’s study of Heaven’s Gate. The question of what makes each movement and its study...
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Nova Religio. 2010; 1426–13 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/nr.2010.14.2.6
Published: 01 November 2010
...Paul Brian Thomas As an introduction to Nova Religio's special issue on ET-inspired (UFO) religions, this article maintains that despite less media attention since the furor surrounding the Heaven's Gate suicides, ET-inspired religions are still active. Moreover, increasing speculation linking...
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Nova Religio. 2000; 4128–51 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/nr.2000.4.1.28
Published: 01 October 2000
... Celestial Jerusalem, elevated as on a cloud, has twelve gates, three on each side with a Tree in the middle that bears twelve different sorts of fruits. Under this is the ancient Jerusalem which is in ruins and overturned, along with the Serpent which is in chains and appearing crushed by the weight of the...
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Nova Religio. 2020; 23469–93 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/nr.2020.23.4.69
Published: 15 April 2020
... Cyrus, whose right hand I have holden, to subdue nations before him; and I will loose the loins of kings, to open before him the two leaved gates; and the gates shall not be shut. For Wallnau this passage was significant for a couple of reasons. First, Isaiah 45 fit with Wallnau s realization that...
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Nova Religio. 2020; 233112–114 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/nr.2020.23.3.112
Published: 01 February 2020
... his introduction, Nesci promises to reveal a psychosocial pat- tern of collective suicide that links Peoples Temple to new religions such as Heaven s Gate and the members of O-Dae-Yang (xviii). Besides a passing comparison of Jonestown to Waco and a single addi- tional reference to the Odaeyang...
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Nova Religio. 2019; 231140–142 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/nr.2019.23.1.140
Published: 01 August 2019
... were studied thirty or forty years ago? What is new about Scientology? What is new about Heaven s Gate or Soka Gakkai? Indeed, what is new about the Mormons, Christian Science, Jehovah s Witnesses, Peoples Temple, or even The Family International (except its constant name changes)? At what point does...
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Nova Religio. 2019; 231142–145 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/nr.2019.23.1.142
Published: 01 August 2019
... as new are the same old religions that were studied thirty or forty years ago? What is new about Scientology? What is new about Heaven s Gate or Soka Gakkai? Indeed, what is new about the Mormons, Christian Science, Jehovah s Witnesses, Peoples Temple, or even The Family International (except its...
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Nova Religio. 2019; 23160–88 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/nr.2019.23.1.60
Published: 01 August 2019
...: Norman Paulsen at the front gate of Sunburst Farm, 1972. Courtesy of Mehosh Dziadzio. Hoesly: Organic Farming as Spiritual Practice 65 integrate that. 28 Members shared a vision of escaping a consumerist society, living closer to the land, and growing spiritually in harmony with nature and with each...
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Nova Religio. 2019; 23114–37 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/nr.2019.23.1.14
Published: 01 August 2019
... communion host as a valid example for some. But, like Steiner, she adds a caution: meat-eaters can also be spiritual beings who accept, reverently and humbly, the requirements of the earthly body temple. Vegetarians, moreover, are sometimes guilty of a kind of spiritual pride that seeks to take heaven...
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Nova Religio. 2019; 22496–104 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/nr.2019.22.4.96
Published: 01 May 2019
... Heaven s Gate (New York: Seven Bridges Press, 2000); Catherine Wessinger, ed., Millennialism, Persecution, and Violence: Historical Cases (Syracuse: Syracuse University Press, 2000). Palmer: Wild Wild Rajneeshpuram 103 12 David G. Bromley, Deciphering the NRM-Violence Connection, in Violence and New...
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Nova Religio. 2019; 223108–120 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/nr.2019.22.3.108
Published: 01 February 2019
... Comes Violently: From Jonestown to Heaven s Gate (New York: Seven Bridges Press, 2000); Eugene V. Gallagher, Theology Is Life and Death : David Koresh on Violence, Persecution, and the Millennium, in Millennialism, Persecution, and Violence, ed. Catherine Wessinger (Syracuse: Syracuse University...